Issue: October 2016

Isolation Is Never Splendid

"We are all living with the consequences of the great American abdication of the last decade."

Music Lessons

Music appreciation should be a part of every schoolchild's life, and the BBC Proms play a vital part in lifelong musical education

Excited About Boredom

We go to great lengths to avoid boredom — are we missing out?

Beyond Debate

Debating in schools has been monopolised by the elite but the charity Debate Mate is closing the gap with free after-school debating clubs

Bouncing Back

Squash is a diverse sport with global appeal, but hopes for its inclusion in the next Olympics have been dashed

Gaining Perspective

"One of the principles of public service is that it does not just consist of a race to the top with the resignation of those who lose"

Excuses For Eating

"Must the garage have a Nespresso bar? Must the library and the swimming pool do shawarma and chips?"

Borderless Brexit

"What does Brexit mean? Two main options are emerging: the single market option and the free trade option"

The Day Boris Became PM

"There was a gasp as Theresa May announced she was giving Boris her backing and loyalty"

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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